Overgrown to Outstanding in One Day
Our hearts skip a beat when we see mature gardens like this. We know that many years ago someone had a vision for a beautiful garden.
But now….overgrown shrubs crowd a mossy path, huge variegated leaf and white bloom hosta beg to be split, weed filled beds have collapsing brick borders and no one has been able to access the shed for years.
Call us crazy. We love to bring order and beauty to the ramshackle disorder of old gardens.
What a job!
The shrubs were pruned to remove height and width which improved passage to the back yard and access to the garden shed.
The beds were weeded, bricks salvaged, borders organized, perennials divided and rich mulch applied for an inviting welcome to this family’s garden.
Define and conquer!
This garden has good “bones” but overgrown shrubs created visual balance while overgrown grass and weeds brought a wild look.
Clean edges can redefine the brick path, pruned shrubs will bring balanced structure and mulch will discourage future weeds. A good landscape gardener can transform this tired path into a beautiful welcome to a garden retreat.
The garden gate opens to a private urban sanctuary that takes visitors away from the bustling street at the front of the property. Created by the homeowner over many years, the garden needed a knowledgeable and experienced crew with an eye for beauty to provide proper pruning and care for their mature garden.
The back yard is surrounded by mature plantings and fencing that offers the soothing ambiance of a private retreat.
With overgrowth blocking access to the storage shed, the garden path had become crowded and distracting with garden gear, containers and clutter.
A good tidy, lots of pruning, weeding, old sod removal and mulch helped the client regain a lush and beautiful view from their outdoor dining area.
One of the charms of English-inspired gardens is the pathways that lead to secret rooms and provide a sense of discovery. The homeowner had done just that many years ago, incorporating plantings of lovely flowering and fruit trees, lush evergreens and pretty perennials.
Now overgrown and weedy, the garden was in need of considerable pruning and attention to the lovely old brick path.
Lots of pruning revealed stunning mature hydrangea, lush ferns and numerous varieties of thick evergreens…a lovely private retreat at the back of the garden.
The English inspired back garden room had a bistro table and chairs from which to enjoy the remarkable thick growth of hydrangea, rhododendron and boxwood. A small statue was hidden in the overgrowth.
While most boxwood shrubs grow to about 3 or 4 feet in height, the boxwood along the fence and behind this statuary was a remarkable 8 feet high! Likewise, a yew closer to the house had grown to height of a second story window.
All in all, this garden offered a lush, secluded atmosphere from the remarkable evergreen wall with foreground hydrangea planting. It was a lovely setting for this statuary.
Location: South End, Halifax
Price Range: $1,500 - $2,500
Client Goals: Garden Maintenance
As newly-weds, this couple bought their Victorian-era home located on one of Halifax’s busiest streets. Together, they raised a family and created a back yard garden that was the heart of the home and a labor of love.
A home-coming was planned to reunite their family. The homeowners wanted to enjoy family traditions including outdoor dining, playtime with grandchildren, and quiet morning coffee time in the room at the back of the garden.
It had been many years since the homeowners had been able to provide care for the garden. They sought a quick turnaround, expert pruning and professional maintenance for their overgrown English-inspired garden.
THE SHE SHED put to work a crew of four…we removed five trailer-loads of debris and worked a very long day. This garden was transformed back to its former glory as a beautiful urban sanctuary.